LIFESTYLE Lithgow Aged Care Ltd actively encourages and supports residents to participate in a range of activities of interest to them.
Soon after entry to the home, 'lifestyle staff' consult residents and their families/representatives in relation to their social history, past and current leisure interests and activities. There is a system in place for the regular review of each resident's 'lifestyle plan' and a monthly activity program is developed by lifestyle staff to reflect the residents’ preferred lifestyle, physical, mental, cultural and spiritual preferences.
The daily activities are written onto whiteboards in common areas within the facility. The monthly program is distributed to each resident and reviewed in response to feedback and changing needs/preferences. The program includes group activities, weekly bus outings, regular special events and theme days.
For those residents who choose not to participate in the activity program, they are supported with individual activities or visits of interest to them.